Entry from US English dictionary
noun(often the Bamboo Curtain) chiefly historical
A political and economic barrier between China and noncommunist countries.
- While some have escaped the "bamboo curtain," many others are still trapped behind it.
- You send such an important message to people who are in chains and suffering from torture behind the Bamboo Curtain of communism.
- Stalin's victory over Japan would have placed that country squarely behind the bamboo curtain.
1940s: after Iron Curtain..
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Syllabification: bam·boo cur·tain
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